The popularity of food channels and cooking shows has created a growing interest in recreational cooking and chefs across Los Angeles have responded by creating cooking classes for every interest. Whether you're a beginner or have years of experience in the kitchen, you'll find a class to suit your taste and skills. Check Groupon and LivingSocial for discounts on cooking classes.
01 of 14
Taking a cooking class at EATZ is like a hands-on family dinner with everyone helping out in a big home kitchen. These popular classes fill up, so book ahead. Also available for private cooking parties.
02 of 14
Spork Foods is truly an LA experience, offering vegan and gluten-free cooking classes most weekends in a home environment in Silverlake.
03 of 14
Cook LA in Studio City
Cook LA is a hands-on cooking school with classes for adults and children in Studio City near Universal Studios. They focus on teaching how to cook simple and healthy gourmet meals using seasonal, fresh ingredients. Classes range from preparing worldwide cuisines to teaching you how to cook healing foods.
04 of 14
Wildwood Ovens & BBQs Cooking with Wood
Wildwood Ovens in Eagle Rock offers all kinds of classes on cooking over wood flames from a wood-fired oven to BBQ classes, with a little butchery thrown in.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
05 of 14
South Bay School of Cooking
South Bay School of Cooking offers recreational cooking classes a few blocks from the sand in Manhattan Beach. They also offer corporate team building events and kids' summer cooking camps.
06 of 14
Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom
Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom is a professional culinary school that also offers recreational classes for individuals and date-night couples classes. Classes are usually split up so different teams work on different dishes, rather than everyone getting a chance to make every dish. Skills classes are also offered.
07 of 14
For the pastry chef in us all, Gourmandise Desserts offers baking and cooking demonstrations and workshops in Venice and Culver City.
08 of 14
Sur la Table
Sur la Table offers a wide variety of cooking and baking classes at their store conveniently located at the Los Angeles Farmer's Market. They're not known for their customer service and do scheduling through a central office, so be sure you can make the class before signing up for it, so you don't have to make changes. Note whether the class you are interested in is hands-on or a demonstration.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
09 of 14
Food Story Japanese Cooking Classes in Downtown LA
10 of 14
Hipcooks has recreational cooking classes in four locations: West LA on Robertson Boulevard, just north of the 10 freeway; near Downtown LA at The Brewery Artist Lofts; in Woodland Hills, and in Orange County on 2nd St Promenade in Santa Ana, in the Grand Central Arts building. Some of their classes are more demonstration than hands on. Unlike classes where each team makes their version of everything, different volunteers get to pitch in on different parts of the meal. Most classes are full multi-course meals. Read reviews of Hipcooks here.
11 of 14
12 of 14
13 of 14
14 of 14
Prep Kitchen Essentials in Seal Beach
Prep Kitchen Essentials offers an extensive variety of one-off and multi-session cooking classes for whole meals or particular skills. There are classes for adults, kids and parents and kids together.